Stapleton Residents Look Forward to Renaming “Aurora Park”

renaming Aurora ParkThe long awaited park on 26th Ave. has finally completed its design phase, and the design looks fantastic. The park will feature several trails as well as green space and two baseball fields. According to many Stapleton residents, the only problem seems to be the name. “I think it may be a little too beautiful to be called Aurora Park,” said resident Dave Mollering. “People are going to be confused. If you tell people to meet you at Aurora Park, no one is going to show. So, we just need to get to work on renaming it with a more suitable name. Maybe Stapleton Park?” Susan Klunder agrees. “It looks like such a nice park,” said Klunder. “Let’s not ruin the entire park by naming it poorly.”
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No Cost, Right Price

no cost rigt priceWith the new no cost salad options, King Soopers customers don’t have to worry about spending too much money on salads because there just aren’t that many to choose from.

King Soopers Stapleton Store Manager Gary Stevens feels they are just making things easier for shoppers. “We just felt like we were giving people too many choices and that the store was getting too f—-ing crowded. So – we decided to scale back our salad options by just not stocking a lot of them. It really has helped move along store traffic and get you ass—, I mean, help our customers make your shopping experience go faster. We’ve been working on this same strategy in other parts of the store. Right now we just leave the pallets in certain areas to deter people from buying stuff.”
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Residents Given Opportunity to Contribute to Great Cause

food drive articleJoin fellow do-gooders – New Perspective Real Estate and The Stapletonion, in collecting food for the Food Bank of the Rockies and local school pantries.

Hunger is a serious issue and not just for the pot smokers struggling with the munchies. Here are some creative ideas to donate to this worthy cause:

Clear out all the protein shakes, quinoa, and chia seeds that were necessary for your last health kick, OR

Clear out the Rotel & Velveeta you bought for Football Sundays, OR

Head to Target or King Soopers and pat yourself on the back for cleverly DOUBLE donating: non-perishable goods for the food drive AND 5% of your purchase to the school of your choice!

Then, take food items to your nearest drop-off location. Be sure to get credit for your generosity! Drop a few cans to garner attention, then proudly hoist your contribution into the donation barrel… the more bags, the better! Donation barrels can be found at the following awesome businesses:

Schools will be collecting for their food pantries and include:

Special thanks to our sponsors helping behind the scenes: etai’s, First Integrity Title Co., Ben Gehde Home Mortgage Alliance, North American, Stapleton Home Services and The Stapletonion.

If dropping off is too difficult, look for a white & blue paper grocery bag to be delivered to your home on October 1st, fill it from your pantry (go back to creative ideas) and leave on your front porch by 9 am on Saturday, October 8th.

Volunteers Needed
NPRE is looking for volunteers to help with the drop off and pick up of the bags. This is a great way to get your family involved in a wonderful cause, and kids love running to the doors to drop off and pick up the bags. The more volunteers the better! Volunteers for the drop off will receive breakfast from Etais on Saturday, October 1st. Volunteers for the pickup will receive lunch from Micis on Saturday, October 8th. For more information, and to volunteer, please sign up at www.StapletonFoodDrive.com.

Finally, the easiest way to donate is to pull out your credit card. Click here to go to the Food Bank of the Rockies or our website.

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Administrator at High Tech Elementary Becomes First DPS Official to Use “BCC”

Blind carbon copyIn what may trigger a policy change across all DPS schools, Nicole Bayer, who works in Administrative Support at High Tech Elementary, sent out a mass email, but chose to blind carbon copy (BCC) instead of carbon copy the recipients. “I just thought it seemed like the right thing to do,” said trailblazer Bayer. “I mean, maybe some people don’t want everyone seeing their email address, but more importantly, a lot of people think ‘reply’ and ‘reply all’ are the same thing. They are not. But, inevitably, people will click ‘reply all’ and then everyone will see tens and tens of questions and responses they weren’t interested in.”

Although many recipients of the BCC email were taken aback, most appreciate innovator Bayer’s intentions. “At first, I thought I was the only one receiving the email,” said High Tech Elementary Parent Brian Morgan. “But, then I called my friend and found out they received it as well. We put two and two together and realized it was a BCC situation.” Other Stapleton parents agreed. “I thought it was really considerate,” said Chad Sifers. “Normally, I end up not reading the emails because by the time I get to it, there are 50 responses to sift through, so I just delete them.” Some parents prefer the old approach. “I like being able to see everyone on the email,” said Becky Lembeck. “Plus some people have the same questions, so I let them handle it instead of me being the one feeling silly asking what might be a dumb question.” Resident Paul DeLay prefers the group email, but for different reasons. “When you have people’s email addresses, it makes Facebook stalking so much easier,” said Lembeck. “There are all these hot moms, so now I can work on remembering their names, and in some cases, become Facebook friends with them, which is great.”

Bayer says she plans to continue taking advantage of the BCC option. “I used to work in an office,” said Bayer. “And I used it all the time when sending out mass communication. Sure some people like having their responses read by everyone, but my guess is that more people prefer the anonymity that the BCC option offers.” It is unclear if Bayer’s BCC technique will be carbon copied by the rest of the area schools. Until then, residents can expect to continue to receive long email strings with unnecessary commentary.

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Northfield High Hires Bullies to Give Freshman Class Authentic Experience

High school jock pushing nerd in locker

High school jock pushing nerd in locker

Northfield High School has kicked off its first year, and in the first year, it will only have a freshman class. They will continue to phase in classes over the next three years, and the school will continue to grow after that, until they eventually become the academic and athletic powerhouse in the state. There will certainly be growing pains as there is with any school, but Northfield High seems poised to overcome any obstacles. One concern of the Northfield High staff is whether these first classes will get an authentic high school experience. “With the freshman class being the oldest class, they are essentially the kings of the school,” said school administrator Lena Johnson. “There is no one there to keep them in check, like there would be if there was a senior class. So, it kind of throws the whole social system out of whack.”
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